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New Kidronite Dietary Guidelines: Principles


I developed the New Kidronite Dietary Guidelines (NKDG) starting at the end of 2013. The NKDG is divided into four main documents, of which these Principles are the centerpiece. The other three parts further detail and analyze the recommendations of the NKDG: New Kidronite Dietary Guidelines: Nutrients, New Kidronite Dietary Guidelines: Foods, and New Kidronite Dietary Guidelines: Meals. At the request of numerous early reviewers, I've also added the New Kidronite Dietary Guidelines: Handout (.pdf). It is a convenient, 1-page formal document that summarizes the NKDG and is perfect for taking shopping or to a restaurant as a "cheat sheet"; if you find the full details of the NKDG overwhelming, this is the simplified version.

General Principles

Things to Avoid


I've been quite interested in food and nutrition throughout my life. After years and years of studying, cooking, and eating, I decided it was time to create dietary guidelines for healthy eating that would benefit both me and all of the people in New Kidron. These guidelines take into account my own experiences and understanding, the teachings of the Church, what a typical North American can reasonably acquire (and tolerate!), and an immense amount of information from food experts and organizations who have done even more research than me. In particular, I must cite Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet for their excellent work on Perfect Health Diet; they have researched, collected, and distilled a vast array of truly useful information. What I've learned about food science recently has been eye-opening, to say the least.

I should provide a word of warning, though. It is very easy to get caught up in things of secondary importance, and diet is no exception. The fact is this: everyone is going to die. Healthy people, unhealthy people: everyone. I believe that how we eat and how healthy we live is important, but only in so much as it helps us in our most important endeavor: living as disciples of Christ. So, don't go crazy with food, exercise, etc. Use them as tools, as means to better serve the Trinity.

The different parts of the New Kidronite Dietary Guidelines are not meant to be used in isolation; please consult the other documents. The key principles of the NKDG, and well as more background on the project, are found in this part, however. Please also remember my Legal Disclaimers.


I started working on a text file called "Healthy Eating" on December 24, 2013. After spending a few weeks both adding more information to it and streamlining it, I converted it into HTML and gave it the name "New Kidronite Dietary Guidelines" on January 31, 2013. Later, on March 22, 2014, I decided to split up all my work into smaller documents for ease of use, though this one wasn't formally split until the next day. I last modified the contents on April 20, 2014.

I created this metadata on March 22, 2014 and last modified it on April 14, 2014.

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